Match Details

IND vs SA 2nd ODI, IND vs SA 2023-24

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South Africa won by 8 wickets 🏆
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A Markram Logo
A Markram Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
T de Zorzi Logo
T de Zorzi Jersy



T de Zorzi
4s: 9
6s: 6
B Sai Sudharsan Logo
B Sai Sudharsan Jersy
Econ: 16.00
40th Over:
= 2
41st Over:
= 1
Last Over:
= 2
This Over:
= 8
SASA - 2nd Innings
10 Over 4839
15 Over 6462
20 Over 8788
25 Over 116126
30 Over 159157
INDIND - 1st Innings
10 Over 5446
20 Over 9784
30 Over 134131
35 Over 158163
40 Over 192177
50 Over 215211


Inn 1
Inn 2
That's it from our coverage of the 2nd one-day international between South Africa and India at Gqeberha. Ninaad Dixit here signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Akshay Bhide and scorer/analyst Raju Khariya. Stay tuned for more cricketing action from around the world.
Aiden Markram (South Africa Captain): "Yeah. Lot better than couple of days ago. Good all-around effort from us. I still feel it was quite a hard wicket to bat on when our openers walked out but to put a 100-run stand was great.

The breeze played a lot of factor. It was a fresh wicket. I thought Nandre coming in from that end would help him bowl rockets with the breeze coming in from behind. We bowled well in the middle overs and picked up wickets at regular intervals.

I thought we were always in the game. We were going pass the bat in the 30th over. We bowled at the right areas in the back end as well. Not a 300 wicket is my guess.

He has played a couple of games. To remain not out and take us home is a big feat. I'm happy for him and I'm sure more things are up for him going ahead.

You got to accept performances like that. We know we will lose games. But we let ourselves down with the bat in hand. Whatever they set us tonight, the mindset was to chase it down."
Tony de Zorzi (Player of the Match): "Just a little bit stiff but I am fine. It was a flood of emotions to be honest. I hope my mom is watching she is back from work. Lot of stuff goes through and you are happy that you could prove to yourself, the people you care about and to the people who have backed you.

JP [Duminy] spoke to me what they wanted from me batting at the top. I just tried my best to implement that. At the Wanderers it would have been nice to extend it but I am just grateful I was able to do it today.

I don't think I'd be able to describe what kind of player I am. I'd just say adaptable. I am really decent at adapting to different conditions and situations. That's something I still need to get better at but I am adaptable.

It was quite cool going towards the band there and everyone's clapping, singing. I never thought I would experience something like that. I am never forgetting a moment like this."
Tony de Zorzi is the player of the match!
KL Rahul (India Captain): "Probably win the toss. Could have started there. But there was some assistance for the bowlers in the first half. But Sai and me got starts and we could have pounced on the opportunity and score big to take the total above 250.

When we batted, we thought close to 250 would have bee good. So that's what we were hoping for. But we lost wickets at regular intervals and they got help from the surface.

I guess each individual's game plan varies. You have to trust that when playing as a team. There is no right or wrong in cricket. You try to do the job for the team when playing and give them confidence which will help them become good cricketer.

There was some help for the bowlers. We got one catch but we failed to hold onto it. We could have held it but I guess there was more help in the first half.

It's the same thing. We leave whatever happens on the ground and focus on the next match and try and win it."
11:26 PM IST, 7:56 PM Local Time: Tony de Zorzi's magnificent ton set up a tremendous chase for South Africa in the low scoring second ODI at Gqeberha as the Proteas win by 8 wickets and level the 3-match series 1-1.

Aiden Markram flipped the coin in his favour and decided to bowl first. Nandre Burger's 3-wicket haul and supporting roles from Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams and Aiden Markram helped bundle the Indian side for a paltry 211 in 46.2 overs.

The chase begun on the right note for the Proteas as both the openers started out cautiously adding just 39 runs in the first powerplay and added 130 runs for the first wicket with Hendricks holing out to Mukesh Kumar off the bowling of Arshdeep Singh after scoring 52 in 81 balls.

Hendricks was helped by a dropped chance with Ruturaj Gaikwad dropping a sitter in the slips but his partner Tony de Zorzi, after a shaky start brought out all the strokes in his book and converted his maiden ODI half century in a ton finishing unbeaten at 119 in 122 balls smashing 9 fours and 6 maximums in his knock.

Batting at number 3, Rassie van der Dussen started off in some brilliant fashion hitting a square drive for four and scored 36 in 51 balls to add 76 runs for the second wicket before getting out against debutant Rinku Singh.

The South African openers set up the chase too well and made the chase a cakewalk finishing the game with 45 deliveries to spare. Arshdeep (1/28) and Rinku (1/2) were the wicket takers for India with Axar Patel (0/22) bowling an economic but wicketless 6-over spell.

The teams will now face each other in the series decider on Thursday, December 21 at Paarl. Stay tuned for our post match coverage.
Sai Sudharsan could have had a wicket to his name but Mukesh takes the catch and steps outside the boundary cushion. SA win by 8 wickets!
42.3 Sudharsan to Zorzi
6 In the air, taken by Mukesh and he steps out of the boundary. Sudharsan could have had a wicket but instead, it's a six and with this, South Africa win by eight wickets to level the series and force it to a decider. Tony de Zorzi can't believe his luck and has a big smile on his face. This was a flighted leg-break from Sudharsan on the stumps, de Zorzi gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it high into the night sky. Mukesh at deep mid wicket settles under this right on the edge of the ropes and grabs it but steps on the boundary cushions. Six signaled and the Proteas get home in the 43rd over.
42.3 Sudharsan to Zorzi
WD Quicker delivery well outside the tramline in the off side and Sudharsan has to reload that one. Wide signaled by the umpire.
42.2 Sudharsan to Zorzi
0 Round the wicket, a leg-break around leg, de Zorzi hangs back and flicks it straight to mid wicket.
42.1 Sudharsan to A Markram
1 Over the wicket, short delivery outside off, Markram cuts it to the sweeper in the off side for a single.
Now Sai Sudharsan gets to roll his arm over.
Over to Akshay till the end of this chase.
South Africa
Tony de Zorzi
Aiden Markram
Rinku Singh
41.6 R Singh to Zorzi
0 Length and outside off, pushed in the covers.
41.5 R Singh to Zorzi
0 Goes wide of the crease, bowls fuller on the leg stump. De Zorzi pushes back to the bowler.